Rofhiwa Book Cafe

In our current phase, we work with publishers across the world, we research, comb through catalogs to build our collection AND digital database of Black literature that is diverse in topic and genre. We are building the missing infrastructure between publishers and retailers – the link that aggregates the wealth of Black literature – in its depth and variety. There is no tool that enables publishers, distributors and retailers to pull publisher catalogs for black writers.

Founder Beverley Makhubele is a collector of rare Black literature and a Computer Science student at North Carolina A&T.

We have a talented and thorough curator in Naledi Yaziyo, A PhD candidate at Duke University. A Fulbright scholar. The child of a librarian raised in libraries in black South African neighborhoods

We combine expertise in operations, software development, corporate communications, and networks in the publishing industry

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